The Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum (DBM) is with his about 400,000 website visitors for each year one particular of the mostly frequented museums of Germany.
It is one particular of the most significant mining museums of the world and at the similar time a well known investigate institute for Montanhistory.
The beginnings of the mining museum go again for the 1860s when the Westfälische Berggewerkschaftskasse (WBK) furnishes a frequent exhibition of mountain-architectural utensils in Bochum which served mostly the mountain school lessons. In the end of the 1920s concerns ended up designed by associates of the WBK and the town of Bochum for the basis of a publicly available mining museum.
The basis agreement for the historical museum of the mining was shut on the 1st of April, 1930 concerning the town of Bochum and the WBK, as the 1st corridor of the museum serves the outdated cattle corridor of the shut Bochum slaughterhouse. On the space of the slaughterhouse a new making of the museum making with further exhibition room was described in 1935 in accordance to draughts by Fritz Schupp and Heinrich Holzapfel.
In 1936 one particular started with the design of the visitor mine.
In 1943 the not still best museum new structures ended up destroyed by allied air raids thoroughly, the visitor mine was altered for the air defence. Previously in 1946 the museum was reopened with a modest exhibition. In the nineteen fifties the museum was anew designed up and extended, in 1960 the distances of the view mine on a complete length of 2,510 metres are designed.
The shaft tower was moved in the years 1973 and 1974 by the shut mine “Germania” in Dortmund-Marten to Bochum. The conversion was financed from indicates of the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Education and the Arts.